UNC School of the Arts: Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht

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( Thu., Mar. 30, 2023 - Sun., Apr. 9, 2023 )

Gerald Freedman Theatre, Performance Place, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127


Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage and Her Children is a boisterous comedy filled with original songs set against the backdrop of the Thirty Years' War. The action follows the fate of the indomitable Mother Courage as she follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. Written in a little over a month in response to the invasion of Poland by the German armies of Adolf Hitler in 1939, Mother Courage is one of nine plays Brecht wrote in resistance to the rise of Fascism and Nazism. Mother Courage and Her Children still resonates today as the world continues to grapple with these forces and the moral implications of war.

Directed by Drama faculty member Carl Forsman.


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